The Sogetsu School is known for its willingness to explore new ideas and materials. The founder, Sofu Teshigawara, broke away from tradition in 1927 to establish his new school based on the belief that anyone can arrange ikebana anywhere, and with almost anything. The Sogetsu philosophy advocates that ikebana should be part of a lifestyle, appreciated by many people from all over the world, rather than being considered an exclusive aspect of Japanese culture to be enjoyed by a limited number of people.
Acclaimed artist, Sofu Teshigahara, founded Sogetsu Ikebana as a contemporary fine art form. As such, it expresses through plant sculpture the artist’s ever-changing world. This year our local Sogetsu artists are presenting their Autumn Exhibit, themed “WICKED,” showcasing the Halloween season with their creative Ikebana imaginations.